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What is forest management?

Embracing active forest management is not only a responsible choice but also a strategic one for safeguarding our environment and building sustainable communities. By incorporating traditional owners’ knowledge, we can create a collaborative approach that respects cultural heritage while addressing pressing environmental challenges.

Welcome boost for Victorian timber innovation

The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) welcomes the Federal Government’s delivery of $108 million worth of grants as part of the Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation (AAWPI) program, with over $13 million invested in Victoria, Chief Executive Officer of VFPA Deb Kerr said today.

New poll shows Melton voters support forestry

New polling in the hotly contested seat of Melton showed not even Greens supporters agreed with their policies on native forestry, while independents shaped up to be the new Greens, Chief Executive Officer of Victorian Forests Products Association (VFPA), Ms Deb Kerr, said today.

ABC breaches accuracy rules in its reporting

In a victory for fair reporting, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that the ABC breached the accuracy rules of its Code of Practice when reporting on VicForests harvesting activities.

Forest industries reject spurious claims

Victorian forestry industries reject yesterday’s non-peer-reviewed report published by The Tree Projects and Victorian Forest Alliance, with the author, Dr Jennifer Sanger, simply rehashing her previous, equally disputed report on CO2 emissions from native forestry in Tasmania, Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) CEO Deb Kerr said today.

Our future grows on trees – VFPA launches election campaign

The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) has launched its state election campaign, Our future grows on trees. VFPA CEO Deb Kerr said today the campaign drove home two simple truths – the need for more trees, and the role of forestry in fighting climate change.

Action needed to drive Victorian plantation growth

Figures highlighted by the media this week again show the sharp fall in Victorian plantation areas over more than 10 years. It’s a reminder to the Victorian Government and Opposition that plantation expansion should be addressed by both sides of politics ahead of the state election later this year, CEO of the Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) Deb Kerr said today.

Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) expands state-of-the-art nursery

The Victorian Forest Products Association (VFPA) congratulates our member Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) on its state-of-the-art Gelliondale nursery in Gippsland, capable of producing up to 14 million seedlings a year, Deb Kerr, CEO of VFPA, said today. The Victorian Forestry Plan supported the nursery expansion with an $875,000 investment.

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